Food Regulations Across Countries
Food Poisoning at a Glance...
Did you know that food-borne diseases cause 600 million illnesses annually and 420,000 deaths worldwide? This means approximately one in 10 people get ill from eating or drinking something every year.
In general, food-borne illnesses are infectious, toxic and can be acquired by the consumption of food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or chemical substances.
Chemical contamination in food can cause acute poisoning and even long-term illnesses like cancer.
A few days of diarrhoea or vomiting that usually accompany food poisoning may seem inconsequential but we should never take them lightly as they may even lead to long-term disability and death.